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Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL

Portability
85
Imaging
59
Features
56
Overall
57
Leica T Typ 701 front
 
Leica TL front
Portability
85
Imaging
60
Features
58
Overall
59

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL Key Specs

Leica T Type 701
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Display
  • ISO 125 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 384g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
  • Announced April 2014
Leica TL
(Full Review)
  • 16MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.7" Fixed Screen
  • ISO 100 - 12500
  • 1920 x 1080 video
  • Leica L Mount
  • 384g - 134 x 69 x 33mm
  • Launched November 2016
  • Replacement is Leica TL2
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Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL Overview

Here is a thorough comparison of the Leica T Type 701 versus Leica TL, both Advanced Mirrorless cameras and both of them are produced by Leica. The resolution of the T Type 701 (16MP) and the TL (16MP) is pretty close and both cameras offer the identical sensor sizing (APS-C).

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The T Type 701 was announced 3 years earlier than the TL and that is a fairly significant gap as far as camera tech is concerned. Each of these cameras feature the same body design (Rangefinder-style mirrorless).

Before getting right into a in-depth comparison, here is a quick highlight of how the T Type 701 grades vs the TL when it comes to portability, imaging, features and an overall rating.

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Reasons to pick Leica T Type 701 over the Leica TL

 T Type 701 TL 
Screen resolution1300k1230kCrisper screen (+70k dot)

Reasons to pick Leica TL over the Leica T Type 701

 TL T Type 701 
LaunchedNovember 2016April 2014Fresher by 30 months

Common features in the Leica T Type 701 and Leica TL

 T Type 701 TL 
Manually focus Very precise focus
Screen typeFixed Fixed Fixed screen
Screen size3.7"3.7"Same screen measurement
Selfie screen Absent selfie screen
Touch friendly screen Quickly navigate

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL Physical Comparison

If you are going to carry your camera, you will have to factor in its weight and volume. The Leica T Type 701 has got external dimensions of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") and a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs) while the Leica TL has sizing of 134mm x 69mm x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") along with a weight of 384 grams (0.85 lbs).

Take a look at the Leica T Type 701 versus Leica TL in the new Camera and Lens Size Comparison Tool. Camera Size Comparison with Lenses

Bear in mind, the weight of an Interchangeable Lens Camera will differ dependant on the lens you have chosen at the time. Underneath is a front view sizing comparison of the T Type 701 compared to the TL.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL size comparison

Looking at size and weight, the portability score of the T Type 701 and TL is 85 and 85 respectively.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL top view buttons comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL Sensor Comparison

Usually, it is difficult to envision the difference in sensor sizing merely by viewing specs. The photograph underneath should offer you a clearer sense of the sensor sizes in the T Type 701 and TL.

As you can plainly see, both of those cameras come with the identical sensor size and the exact same resolution and you should expect comparable quality of pictures but you will want to factor the production date of the cameras into account. The older T Type 701 will be disadvantaged with regard to sensor tech.

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL sensor size comparison

Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL Screen and ViewFinder

Leica T  Type 701 vs Leica TL Screen and Viewfinder comparison
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Photography Type Scores

Portrait Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Portrait photography camera
Leica TL as a Portrait photography camera
75
you can focus manually
good megapixels (16 megapixels)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with face detect focusing
exports RAW files
76
has manual focus
megapixel count good (16MP)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports face detection autofocus
exports RAW formats
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Street Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Street photography details
Leica TL Street photography details
70
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
has touch to focus
screen does not articulate
no image stabilization
70
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
supports focus via touch
fixed screen
does not have image stabilization
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Sports Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Sports photography camera
Leica TL as a Sports photography camera
54
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
comes with tracking focus
very slow continuous shooting (5.0 fps)
no image stabilization
doesn't have phase detect AF
55
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
supports tracking autofocus
max frames per second low (5.0 frames/s)
does not have image stabilization
lacks phase detect autofocus
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Travel Comparison

Leica T Type 701 as a Travel photography camera
Leica TL as a Travel photography camera
69
has touch to focus
good megapixels (16MP)
has built in flash
doesn't have Timelapse mode
display isn't selfie friendly
70
supports focus via touch
megapixel count good (16MP)
flash built-in
no Time Lapse recording
display is not selfie friendly
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Landscape Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Landscape photography highlights
Leica TL Landscape photography highlights
69
you can focus manually
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
screen larger than average (3.7")
good megapixels (16MP)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
exports RAW files
no image stabilization
doesn't have Timelapse mode
70
has manual focus
interchangeable lenses (Leica L mount)
lovely big screen (3.7 inches)
megapixel count good (16 megapixels)
sensor size is nice (APS-C)
exports RAW formats
does not have image stabilization
no Time Lapse recording
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Vlogging Comparison

Leica T Type 701 Vlogging details
Leica TL Vlogging details
32
touchscreen capability
comes with face detect focusing
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display isn't selfie friendly
no image stabilization
doesn't have microphone support
33
touch screen
supports face detection autofocus
great video quality (1920 x 1080 pixels)
display is not selfie friendly
does not have image stabilization
no external mic port
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Leica T Type 701 vs Leica TL Specifications

Detailed spec comparison table for Leica T Type 701 and Leica TL
 Leica T Typ 701Leica TL
General Information
Brand Name Leica Leica
Model type Leica T Typ 701 Leica TL
Class Advanced Mirrorless Advanced Mirrorless
Announced 2014-04-24 2016-11-08
Body design Rangefinder-style mirrorless Rangefinder-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type CMOS CMOS
Sensor size APS-C APS-C
Sensor dimensions 23.6 x 15.7mm 23.6 x 15.7mm
Sensor area 370.5mm² 370.5mm²
Sensor resolution 16 megapixels 16 megapixels
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio 3:2 3:2
Full resolution 4944 x 3278 4928 x 3264
Max native ISO 12500 12500
Minimum native ISO 125 100
RAW support
Autofocusing
Manual focusing
Autofocus touch
Autofocus continuous
Autofocus single
Tracking autofocus
Autofocus selectice
Autofocus center weighted
Multi area autofocus
Live view autofocus
Face detect focus
Contract detect focus
Phase detect focus
Lens
Lens support Leica L Leica L
Number of lenses 4 4
Focal length multiplier 1.5 1.5
Screen
Display type Fixed Type Fixed Type
Display size 3.7 inches 3.7 inches
Display resolution 1,300 thousand dot 1,230 thousand dot
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch capability
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type Electronic (optional) Electronic (optional)
Viewfinder resolution 2,360 thousand dot -
Viewfinder coverage 100% -
Viewfinder magnification 0.7x -
Features
Lowest shutter speed 30s 30s
Highest shutter speed 1/4000s 1/4000s
Continuous shooting speed 5.0 frames per sec 5.0 frames per sec
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation Yes Yes
Set white balance
Image stabilization
Built-in flash
Flash distance 4.50 m (at ISO 100) 4.50 m (at ISO 100)
Flash options Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, flash on, flash on w/redeye reduction, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction Auto, auto w/redeye reduction, on, off, slow sync, slow sync w/redeye reduction
Hot shoe
AE bracketing
White balance bracketing
Exposure
Multisegment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF area
Center weighted
Video features
Supported video resolutions 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p) 1920 x 1080 (30p), 1280 x 720 (30p)
Max video resolution 1920x1080 1920x1080
Video file format MPEG-4 MPEG-4
Mic jack
Headphone jack
Connectivity
Wireless Built-In Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
GPS Optional Optional
Physical
Environmental seal
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight 384 grams (0.85 lbs) 384 grams (0.85 lbs)
Physical dimensions 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3") 134 x 69 x 33mm (5.3" x 2.7" x 1.3")
DXO scores
DXO All around rating 75 not tested
DXO Color Depth rating 23.0 not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating 12.7 not tested
DXO Low light rating 1082 not tested
Other
Battery life 400 photos 400 photos
Form of battery Battery Pack Battery Pack
Battery ID BP-DC13 BP-DC13
Self timer Yes Yes
Time lapse recording
Storage media SD/SDHC/SDXC card Internal + SD/SDHC/SDXC card
Storage slots One One
Retail cost $1,603 $1,009